You do realize there are HUNDREDS of different roles in the "travel industry".PointsHubby wrote: ↑Nov 5th, 2017 11:30 pmForget the Travel Industry (they just want to put bums in seats, no matter the reality). You want REAL TIME info then chat with folks who actually live in the area. The TripAdvisor Forums have been a god-send this year with all the Hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean. Check out posts on the TA Cayo Santa Maria Travel Forum.
And if you have a very specific question you can post it and get replies
This one thread in particular has good info, and a link to a local couple in Cayo Santa Maria with updates.
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g6 ... _Cuba.html
Not everyone who works in the "travel industry" has any financial gain to advise someone with incorrect information over a message board LOL Not everyone is a TA or in a sales role (and like any other profession there are good/informed TA's and other uninformed ones).
And your right; Trip Advisor is a great source especially in the forums section where you have many repeat travelers and locals who know the destination well. I used TA often for my personal travels.
My colleagues were in Cayo Santa Maria for a few days last week to oversee some re-openings- they are back in the office today if anyone has an particular questions (and again, we are all in B2B rolls with 0 financial gain by spreading false information). Also, I should mention my territory that I work with is NOT Cuba.